U.S. Men to Play for Bronze at Pan Am Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 13, 2022) – The U.S. men’s team competing in the Pan American Cup will play for the bronze medal after losing to Canada on Saturday, 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 29-27, 25 -23, 15-12).

Team USA (3-2) will face Chile (2-3) in the third-place game at 11:30 a.m. The match will be streamed live at https://youtu.be/nw6iRKwCPhE. Canada will face Cuba for the gold medal.

The United States men held off four set points from Canada in the third set. But eventually the northern neighbors burst in.

“We have to respond tomorrow,” USA head coach Andy Read said. “It’s going to be tough because their preparation was great, their effort was great and they just didn’t get it.”

The United States held off four set points from Canada in the third set before Canada took the win.

The USA men led in kills (69-66) and blocks (8-6). Canada led with the aces (8-7) and scored 32 points on American errors while committing 28.

Opposite, Jake Hanes led all scorers with 27 points on a record 22 kills, two blocks and three aces. Outside forward Jacob Pasteur added 20 points on 19 kills and an ace.

Center tackle Pat Gasman had 14 points on 12 kills, a block and an ace. Outside forward Kaleb Jenness had 12 points on 10 kills, a block and an ace.

Center blocker Nyherowo Omene scored seven points on five kills and two blocks. Setter Quinn Isaacson totaled four points on a kill, two blocks and an ace.

List of American men for the Pan American Cup

No. Name (position, size, hometown, college, region)
2 Kaleb Jenness (OH, 6-6, Mount Pleasant, SC, Ball State, Palmetto)
3C James Shaw (S, 6-8, Woodside, Calif. Stanford, Northern Calif.)
7 Jacob Pasteur (OH, 6-4, Westminster, Maryland, Ohio State Univ., Chesapeake)
9 Jake Hanes (Opp, 6-10, Orland Park, Ill., Ohio State Univ., Great Lakes)
11 Francesco Sani (Opp, 6-8, Bethesda, Md., UC Irvine, Chesapeake)
13 Patrick Gasman (MB, 6-10, Clovis, CA, University of Hawaii, Northern California)
14 Quinn Isaacson (M, 6-2, Plainfield, Ill., Ball State, Great Lakes)
16 Nyherowo Omene (MB, 6-7, South Holland, Illinois, Princeton, Great Lakes)
18 Toby Ezeonu (MB, 6-7, North Brunswick, NJ, Penn State, Garden Empire)
19 Gage Worsley (L, 6-1, Moraga, Calif., Hawaii, Northern Calif.)
21 Mason Briggs (L, 6-0, Valencia, CA, Long Beach State, Southern CA)
22 Kyle McCauley (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC San Diego, Southern Calif.)
24 Brett Wildman (Ohio, 6-5, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Penn State, Old Dominion)
26 Merrick McHenry (MB, 6-7, Bedford, TX, UCLA, North Texas)

Head Coach: Andy Read
Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen
Assistant Coach: Rory Prager
Team Leader/Performance Analyst: AJ Ruttenberg
Sports coach: Benjamin Colletti

American men’s schedule for the Pan American Cup
Every hour Pacific Daylight

August 9
USA defeat Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23)

August 10
USA beat Chile, 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-14)

August 11
Cuba beats. USA, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19)

August 12
Chile defeats Mexico, 3-2 (17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 16-14)
USA beat Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-17, 29-27, 26-24)

August 13
Fifth place parenthesis
Puerto Rico beats Brazil
Mexico vs Dominican Republic
Cuba defeats Chile 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-21)
Canada defeats the United States 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 29-27, 25-23, 15-12).

August 14
6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. classification matches
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bronze and gold medal games

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