ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's water polo team fell to Salem in their home opener 17-11 on Friday evening at the Junker Center Pool.
Salem 17, Penn State Behrend 11
* Behrend ended the first period with a tied 3-3 game
* By the end of the second period, Salem had inched ahead with a 6-4 lead
* The Lions were able to stay in the match but could not eliminate the deficit
* Sophomore Collin Holmes (Lake Forest, CA/El Toro) led the offense with three goals on four shots
* Dario Gonzalez (Hanford, CA/Hanford West) contributed two goals while six other team members each tallied one
* In goal, Matt Olimski (San Diego, CA/Otay Ranch) had three saves along with one steal
* Penn State Behrend will compete in the Mercyhurst Invite tomorrow. The Lions will take on Washington & Jefferson at 12:30 p.m. and La Salle at 4:30 p.m.