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ERIE, Pa. — The Mercyhurst University men’s water polo team will welcome seven other squads to the Cathedral Prep-Villa Events Center when it hosts the 2017 Laker Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9.

The Lakers will host fellow Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) members Gannon University, Washington & Jefferson College, Salem University and La Salle University, along with non-conference opponents the California Institute of Technology from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and Penn State Behrend of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).

A total of 15 games will be contested over two days, starting with a 9:30 a.m. matchup between Gannon and Salem.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 8
Gannon vs. Salem, 9:30 a.m.
Mercyhurst vs. Cal Tech, 11 a.m.
Lindenwood vs. Penn State Behrend, 12:30 p.m.
La Salle vs. Salem, 2 p.m.
Mercyhurst vs. Lindenwood, 3:30 p.m.
Mercyhurst (B) vs. Penn State Behrend (B), 4:45 p.m.
Cal Tech vs. Penn State Behrend, 6 p.m.
Gannon vs. La Salle, 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 9
Lindenwood vs. Salem, 8:30 a.m.
Mercyhurst vs. La Salle, 9:45 a.m.
Cal Tech vs. Gannon, 11 a.m.
La Salle vs. Washington and Jefferson, 12:15 p.m.
Lindenwood vs. Gannon, 1:30 p.m.
Mercyhurst vs. Penn State Behrend, 2:45 p.m.
Cal Tech vs. Washington and Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Collegiate Water Polo Association