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U.S. Men Suffer Quarterfinal Loss at Pan Am Cup

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans | July 28, 2017, 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Mitch Stahl U.S. Men's National Team 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 28, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team competing at the Pan American lost out on its chance to compete for a medal after losing to Puerto Rico, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14 on Friday in Gatineau, Canada.

The U.S. Men (1-3) will face Venezuela (0-3) in a classification match for fifth-eighth place on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.

OFFICIAL STATISTICS

The U.S. Men had some nice moments against Puerto Rico, particularly during their third-set victory. But 32 errors hurt the United States (Puerto Rico had 28) and it struggled with consistent passing.

“We weren’t good enough in serve receive, and we weren’t good out of system, and Puerto Rico did a nice job taking advantage of that,” U.S. Head Coach Rob Neilson said. “I thought we competed hard; we just didn’t execute at a high enough level.”

The U.S. led in blocks (8-5), but Puerto Rico led in kills (50-44) and aces (8-2).

Opposite Kyle Ensing, getting his first start of the tournament, led the U.S. Men with 16 points on 14 kills, one block and one ace. Outside hitter Brenden Sander added 13 points on a match-high four blocks and nine kills. Middle blocker Jeff Jendryk finished with 10 points on eight kills and two blocks.

U.S. Starters vs. Puerto Rico
Outside hitters: Jake Langlois and Brenden Sander
Middle blockers: Mitch Stahl and Jeff Jendryk
Opposite: Kyle Ensing
Setter: Jonah Seif
Libero: Larry Tuileta

U.S. Statistics vs. Puerto Rico
Kills: Ensing 14, Sander 9, Jendryk 7, Langlois 6, Wieczorek 4, Stahl 4
Blocks: Sander 4, Jendryk 2, Ensing 1, Seif 1
Aces: Jendryk 1, Ensing 1
Digs: Seif 3, Sander 3, Tuileta 3, Ensing 1, Stahl 1, Wieczorek 1

U.S. Men's Roster for Pan American Cup

No. Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, College)
2. Price Jarman (MB, 6-9, Las Vegas, N.Y., BYU)
3. Mitch Stahl (MB, 6-7, Chambersburg, Pa., UCLA)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7. Arvis Greene (Opp, 6-7, Los Angeles, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
8. Brenden Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
9. Jake Langlois (MB, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
11. C Jonah Seif (S, 6-6, Thousand Oaks, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
13 Jake Arnitz (OH, 6-7, Yorba Linda, Calif., UCLA)
14. Kyle Ensing (Opp, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State)
15. David Wieczorek (OH, 6-8, Chicago, Ill., Pepperdine)
20. Scott Stadick (MB, 7-0, Watertown, Wis., UC Irvine)
21. Michael Saeta (S, 6-5, Pasadena, Calif., UC Irvine)
23. Larry Tuileta (L, 6-2, Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii)
25. Evan Enriques (L, 6-2, Punalu’u, Hawaii, Stanford)

Head Coach: Rob Neilson
Team Manager: Brian Failinger
Assistant Coach: Joaquin Acosta
Assistant Coach: Jordan Cheng
Therapist/Trainer: Brett Biedermann
Technical Coordinator: Brian Failinger

Schedule/Results for Men’s Pan American Cup
Gatineau, Canada (All times ET)

July 25
Argentina def Puerto Rico, 25-20, 25-14, 25-17
Cuba def Dominican Republic, 25-17, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22
United States def Mexico, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18
Canada def Venezuela, 25-17, 25-27, 25-15, 25-22
 
July 26
Dominican Republic def United States, 25-14, 25-12, 25-19
Argentina def Venezuela, 25-17, 25-18, 28-26
Cuba def Mexico, 25-15, 25-18, 25-15
Puerto Rico def Canada, 25-21, 25-16, 25-22
 
July 27
Dominican Republic defMexico, 25-23, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18
Puerto Rico def Venezuela, 25-19, 17-25, 25-17, 25-27, 16-14
Cuba def United States, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11
Argentina def Canada, 27-25, 25-23, 25-11

July 28: Quarterfinals
Canada def Dominican Republic, 25-20, 16-25, 25-21, 25-23
Puerto Rico def USA, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14

July 29:
2 p.m. Classification 5-8: Mexico vs. Dominican Republic
4 p.m. Classification 5-8: Venezuela vs. USA
6 p.m. Semifinal: Cuba vs. Puerto Rico
8 p.m. Semifinal: Argentina vs. Canada

July 30: Finals

Year by Year Podiums 

YEAR

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

2006

USA

DOM

CAN

2007

MEX

PUR

CUB

2008

USA

CAN

DOM

2009

USA

CAN

DOM

2010

USA

ARG

PUR

2011

BRA

USA

CAN

2012

USA

ARG

DOM

2013

BRA

MEX

ARG

2014

CUB

USA

ARG

2015

BRA

ARG

VEN

2016

CUB

ARG

CAN

 

 

Medal Standings

TEAM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOTAL

USA

5

2

0

7

BRA

3

0

0

3

CUB

2

0

1

3

MEX

1

1

0

2

ARG

0

4

2

6

CAN

0

2

3

5

DOM

0

1

3

4

PUR

0

1

1

2

VEN

0

0

1

1

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