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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The United States Naval Academy will welcome fellow Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) members George Washington University, Fordham University, La Salle University, Johns Hopkins University, Washington & Jefferson College, Salem International University and Gannon University, along with California Lutheran University of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the duo of Iona College and Princeton University from the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) to compete at the 2017 Navy Open on Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3, in Annapolis, Md.

A total of 24 games will be contested, including 20 countable contests towards the programs team and individual records, as George Washington, Salem International, La Salle and Gannon will play the Navy “B” team.

Competition begins on Saturday, September 2, with 13 games at two sites as seven contests will occur at Lejeune Hall with six more taking place at Scott Natatorium.

At Lejeune Hall, Navy “A” will open its home tournament against George Washington at 9:00 a.m. prior to Washington & Jefferson taking on Johns Hopkins at 10:30 a.m.  Iona-vs.-Cal Lutheran (Noon), Fordham-vs.-Princeton (1:30 p.m.), Navy “A”-vs.-Cal Lutheran (3:00 p.m.), La Salle-vs.-Princeton (4:30 p.m.) and Fordham-vs.-Gannon (6:00 p.m.) round out the first day of action at the site.

Across the Naval Academy grounds, Scott Natatorium will see Fordham face La Salle (9:00 a.m.) and Princeton battle Salem International (10:30 a.m.) prior to an exhibition game pitting George Washington versus Navy “B”.  Johns Hopkins-vs.-Gannon (1:30 p.m.), Iona-vs.-Washington & Jefferson (3:00 p.m.) and Navy “B”-vs.-Salem International (4:30 p.m.) conclude the day.

Similar to Saturday, competition will continue at both Scott and Lejeune on Sunday, September 3, for the final 11 games.

Lejeune will host five contests as Johns Hopkins-vs.-Cal Lutheran (8:00 a.m.), Navy “A”-vs.-Princeton (9:30 a.m.), Iona-vs.-Gannon (11:00 a.m.), Johns Hopkins-vs.-La Salle (12:30 p.m.) and Navy “A”-vs.-Iona (2:00 p.m.) are slated for the Naval Academy’s primary intercollegiate aquatics facility.

At Scott, La Salle-vs.-Navy “B” (8:00 a.m.), Fordham-vs.-Washington & Jefferson (9:30 a.m.), Cal Lutheran-vs.-Salem International (11:00 a.m.), Washington & Jefferson-vs.-George Washington (12:30 p.m.), Navy “B”-vs.-Gannon (3:00 p.m.) and Salem International-vs.-George Washington (3:30 p.m.) are currently penciled in to complete the weekend of water polo.

United States Naval Academy Navy Open
Saturday, September 2, 2017 (at Lejeune Hall)  
9:00 U.S. Naval Academy “A” vs. George Washington University
10:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. Johns Hopkins University
Noon Iona College vs. California Lutheran University
1:30 Fordham University vs. Princeton University
3:00 U.S. Naval Academy “A” vs. California Lutheran University
4:30 La Salle University vs. Princeton University
6:00 Fordham University vs. Gannon University
Saturday, September 2, 2017 (at Scott Hall)  
9:00 Fordham University vs. La Salle University
10:30 Princeton University vs. Salem International University
Noon U.S. Naval Academy “B” vs. George Washington University
1:30 Johns Hopkins University vs. Gannon University
3:00 Iona College vs. Washington & Jefferson College
4:30 U.S. Naval Academy “B” vs. Salem International University
Sunday, September 3, 2018 (at Lejeune Hall)
8:00 Johns Hopkins University vs. California Lutheran University
9:30 U.S. Naval Academy “A” vs. Princeton University
11:00 Iona College vs. Gannon University
12:30 Johns Hopkins University vs. La Salle University
2:00 U.S. Naval Academy “A” vs. Iona College
Sunday, September 3, 2018 (at Scott Hall)  
8:00 La Salle University vs. U.S. Naval Academy “B”
9:30 Fordham University vs. Washington & Jefferson College
11:00 California Lutheran University vs. Salem International University
12:30 Washington & Jefferson College vs. George Washington University
2:00 U.S. Naval Academy “B” vs. Gannon University
3:30 Salem International University vs. George Washington University
Collegiate Water Polo Association