COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 17, 2019) – The U.S. Men’s Pan American Cup Team fell to Chile, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 25-19 on Monday in Colima, Mexico.

The U.S. Men (1-1) will finish pool play on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT against the Dominican Republic (1-1). The matches are being shown on, a subscription service.

On Monday, the U.S. struggled in transition as Chile switched up its tempo and kept the U.S. Men off balance.

“There are definitely areas that we need to work on,” said U.S. outside hitter Colton Cowell, who led the U.S. with 17 points on 16 kills and one ace. “Chile did a very good job playing in a different rhythm; they were changing the tempo in the offense. It was very fast and difficult for us.”

The U.S. led Chile in kills (51-45). The U.S. hitting efficiency was .321. Chile’s was .381. Chile out-blocked the U.S. (12-4) and the teams tied in aces (6-6).

The U.S. scored 27 points on Chile’s errors while committing 31.

Opposite James Shaw finished with 14 points on 14 kills and outside hitter Sam Holt scored nine points on seven kills and two aces.

Outside hitters: Colton Cowell and Sam Holt
Middle blockers: Brendan Schmidt and George Huhmann
Opposite: James Shaw
Setter: Josh Tuaniga
Libero: Kyle Dagostino
Substitutes: Joe Worsley (S), Price Jarman (MB), Jonah Seif (S), David Wieczorek (OH), Kyle Russell (Opp)

Kills: Cowell 16, Shaw 14, Holt 7, Russell 6, Schmidt 3, Huhmann 3, Tuaniga 1, Wieczorek 1
Blocks: Jarman 1, Russell 1, Schmidt 1, Huhmann 1
Aces: Holt 2, Worsley 1, Cowell 1, Tuaniga 1, Wieczorek 1
Digs: Tuaniga 11, Dagostino 11, Shaw 8, Holt 6, Cowell 5, Russell 4, Seif 3, Schmidt 3, Wieczorek 1

Pan American Cup
June 16-21 in Colima, Mexico

2 Price Jarman (MB, 6-9, Las Vegas, Nev., BYU)
3 Jonah Seif (S, 6-6, Thousand Oaks, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
5 James Shaw (Opp, 6-8, Woodside, Calif., Stanford)
7 Joe Worsley (S, 6-1, Moraga, Calif., Univ. of Hawaii)
9 Colton Cowell (OH, 6-2, Makawao, Hawaii, Univ. of Hawaii)
10 Kyle Russell (Opp, 6-9, Loomis, Calif., UC Irvine)
12 Sam Holt (OH, 6-7, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cal State Northridge)
13C Josh Tuaniga (S, 6-3, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
14 David Wieczorek (Opp, 6-8, Chicago Ill., Pepperdine)
16 Brendan Schmidt (MB, 6-8, O’Fallon, Mo., McKendree)
17 George Huhmann (MB, 6-11, St. Louis, Mo., Princeton)
19 Kyle Dagostino (L 5-9, Tampa, Fla., Stanford)
22 Kupono Fey (L, 6-5, Honolulu, Hawaii, Univ. of Hawaii)
23 Cody Kessel (OH, 6-5, Colorado Springs, Colo., Princeton)

Head Coach: Milan Zarkovic
Assistant Coach: David Hunt
Assistant Coach Shiari Morteza
Team Manager: Andrew Strick
Physiotherapist: Johnathan Leih

U.S. Schedule for Pan Am Cup (all times CT)
Pool Play
June 16
USA def Guatemala, 25-10, 25-17, 25-17
Chile def Dominican Republic, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-21

June 17
Dominican Republic def Guatemala, 36-38, 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13
Chile def USA, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 25-19

June 18
11a Guatemala vs Chile
4p Dominican Republic v USA

June 19
11a Classification 11-12
1p Classification 7-10
4p Classification 7-10
6p Quarterfinal
8p Quarterfinal

June 20
1p 9th-place final
4p 7th-place final
6p Semifinal
8p Semifinal

June 21
4p 5th-place final
6p 3rd-place final
8p Final