MJNT Bounces Back With Win Over Canada

By Darci Miller | Aug. 26, 2013, 11:58 a.m. (ET)

Darci Miller, USA Volleyball Communications Intern, Phone: 719-228-6800, Email: darci.miller@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 26, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team (MJNT) closed out pool play at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Under-21 World Championship with a win on Monday, handily defeating Canada, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22).

The United States finished pool play with a 2-2 record and in second place in Pool C. The team advances to the Round of 16 where it will face Brazil (2-2) on Wednesday (Aug. 28) at 4 a.m. EDT. Live streaming can be found here.

The MJNT converted 55.07 percent of its attacks to points, while Canada converted 31.40 percent. The MJNT also led in blocks (9-6) and made fewer errors (15-25). Canada had more aces, 4-3.

"[We] played very well today,” MJNT Head Coach Pete Hanson said. “We were focused on the details. We knew the situation as far as how the crossover might go. It was important for us to win.”

Ben Patch (Provo, Utah) led all players in scoring with 20 points on 19 kills and one block, in addition to five digs. Tom Jaeschke (Wheaton, Ill.) added nine points on seven kills, one block and one ace in addition to a team-leading eight excellent receptions. Michael Henchy (Ventura, Calif.) contributed eight points on six kills and two blocks, along with six digs and three excellent receptions. Driss Guessous (Pasadena, Calif.) scored seven points on four kills and three blocks.

Taylor Gregory (Saugus, Calif.) chipped in two points on two kills along with one dig. Matt West (Seattle, Wash.) added two points on two aces, in addition to six digs and 11 running sets. Tony Ensbury (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) contributed a team-high eight digs and three excellent receptions.

Canada was led by Stephen Maar, scoring 13 points on 11 kills, one block and one ace.

Hanson started the same lineup in all three sets, with Gregory and Guessous at middle blocker, Patch at opposite, Henchy and Jaeschke at outside hitter, and West at setter with Ensbury as the libero. James Shaw (Woodside, Calif.) and Kyle Russell (Loomis, Calif.) subbed in the first two sets, while D.J. White (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) subbed in the third.

For more information about the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship, click here.

2013 U.S. Men’s Junior National Volleyball Team Name (Position, Hometown, School, USAV Region)
2 - Taylor Gregory (MB, Saugus, Calif., Long Beach State University, SCVA)
4 - Tony Ensbury (L, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Princeton University, SCVA)
5 - Driss Guessous (MB, Pasadena, Calif., Ohio State University, SCVA)
6 - Michael Henchy (OH, Ventura, Calif., Ohio State University, SCVA)
8 - Nicholas Olson (MB, New Berlin, Wis., Loyola University, Chicago, Badger)
9 - Ben Patch (Opp, Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University, Intermountain)
12 - Aaron Russell (OH, Ellicott City, Md., Penn State University, Chesapeake)
14 - James Shaw (S, Woodside, Calif., Stanford University, NCVA)
15 - Kyle Russell (OH, Loomis, Calif., UC Irvine, NCVA)
16 - Tom Jaeschke (OH, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola University, Chicago, Great Lakes)
17 - Matt West (S, Seattle, Wash., Pepperdine University, Puget Sound)
18 - D.J. White (OH, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Harvard University, SCVA)

Alternates
1 - Brennan Anderson (L, Newport Beach, Calif., Ohio State University, SCVA)
10 - Greg Petty (OH, Downers Grove, Ill., Lewis University, Great Lakes)
20 - Bobby Walsh (MB, Chicago, Ill., Lewis University, Great Lakes)

Staff
Head Coach: Pete Hanson (Ohio State University)
Assistant Coach: Sean Byron (Ohio State University)
Assistant Coach: Jay Hosack (Penn State University)
Technical Assistant: Jacob Schick
Team Manager: Collin Powers (USA Volleyball)
Head of Delegation: Tom Tait

2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship Schedule (all times listed are local)

Pool A (at Ankara, Turkey – Baskent Volleyball Hall)
Aug. 22: China def. Morocco, 3-1
Aug. 22: Turkey def. India, 3-0
Aug. 23: Egypt def. China, 3-2
Aug. 23: Turkey def. Morocco, 3-0
Aug. 24: India vs. Morocco, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: Turkey def. Egypt, 3-0
Aug. 25: India def. Egypt, 3-1
Aug. 25: Turkey def. China, 3-2
Aug. 26: India def. China, 3-0
Aug. 26: Morocco def. Egypt, 3-2

Pool B (at Ankara, Turkey – Baskent Volleyball Hall)
Aug. 22: Iran def. Estonia, 3-1
Aug. 22: Japan def. Mexico, 3-1
Aug. 23: Estonia def. Japan, 3-2
Aug. 23: Iran def. Argentina, 3-0
Aug. 24: Argentina def. Japan, 3-0
Aug. 24: Mexico def. Estonia, 3-1
Aug. 25: Argentina def. Mexico, 3-0
Aug. 25: Iran def. Japan, 3-0
Aug. 26: Iran def. Mexico, 3-0
Aug. 26: Argentina def. Estonia, 3-1

Pool C (at Izmir, Turkey – Ataturk Sports Hall)
Aug. 22: United States def. Rwanda, 3-1
Aug. 22: Canada def. Tunisia, 3-1
Aug. 23: Tunisia def. Rwanda, 3-0
Aug. 23: Serbia def. United States, 3-0
Aug. 24: Serbia def. Tunisia, 3-0
Aug. 24: Canada def. Rwanda, 3-0
Aug. 25: Serbia def. Canada, 3-1
Aug. 25: Tunisia def. United States, 3-1
Aug. 26: United States def. Canada, 3-0
Aug. 26: Serbia def. Rwanda, 3-0

Pool D (at Izmir, Turkey – Ataturk Sports Hall)
Aug. 22: Brazil def. Italy, 3-0
Aug. 22: France def. Venezuela, 3-0
Aug. 23: France def. Italy, 3-0
Aug. 23: Russia def. Brazil, 3-2
Aug. 24: Russia def. France, 3-0
Aug. 24: Italy def. Venezuela, 3-0
Aug. 25: Russia def. Venezuela, 3-1
Aug. 25: France def. Brazil, 3-2
Aug. 26: Brazil def. Venezuela, 3-0
Aug. 26: Italy def. Russia, 3-2

Round of 16
Aug. 28: Match 41, Iran vs. Egypt, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 28: Match 42, United States vs. Brazil, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 28: Match 43, Argentina vs. China, 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: Match 44, Serbia vs. Italy, 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: Match 45, India vs. Japan, 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 28: Match 46, Russia vs. Tunisia, 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 28: Match 47, Turkey vs. Mexico, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: Match 48, France vs. Canada, 6:30 p.m.

Round Robin 17-20
Aug. 29: Match 49, Morocco vs. Estonia, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 29: Match 50, Rwanda vs. Venezuela, 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 59, Morocco vs. Venezuela, 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 30: Match 60, Estonia vs. Rwanda, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 31: Match 61, Estonia vs. Venezuela, 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 31: Match 62, Morocco vs. Rwanda, 11:00 a.m.

Quarterfinals
Aug. 30: Match 51, W41 vs. W42, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 30: Match 52, W43 vs. W44, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 53, W45 vs. W46, 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 54, W47 vs. W48, 7:00 p.m.

Classification 9-16
Aug. 30: Match 55, L41 vs. L42, 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 56, L43 vs. L44, 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 57, L45 vs. L46, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 30: Match 58, L47 vs. L48, 7:00 p.m.

Classification 5-8
Aug. 31: Match 63, L51 vs. L52, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 31: Match 65, L53 vs. L54, 1:30 p.m.

Classification 13-16
Aug. 31: Match 64, L55 vs. L56, 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 31: Match 66, L57 vs. L58, 3:00 p.m.

Semifinals
Aug. 31: Match 67, W51 vs. W52, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 31: Match 69, W53 vs. W54, 7:00 p.m.

Classification 9-12
Aug. 31: Match 68, W55 vs. W56, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 31: Match 70, W57 vs. W58, 7:00 p.m.

Finals 1-16
Sept. 1: Match 71, Place 15-16: L64 vs. L66, 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 1: Match 72, Place 13-14: W64 vs. W66, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Match 73, Place 11-12: L68 vs. L70, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 1: Match 74, Place 9-10: W68 vs. W70, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Match 75, Place 7-8: L63 vs. L65, 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 1: Match 76, Place 5-6: W63 vs. W65, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Match 77, Place 3-4: L67 vs. L69, 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 1: Match 78, Place 1-2: W67 vs. W69, 7:00 p.m.

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