COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 26, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Dominican Republic, 25-14, 25-12, 25-19 on Wednesday at the Pan American Cup in Gatineau, Canada.

The U.S. Men (1-1) will play Cuba (1-0) in their final pool play match on Thursday.

The U.S. Men struggled with Dominican Republic’s tough serving and hitting. The Caribbean side finished with 41 kills and seven aces as compared to the United States’ 21 kills and no aces. Dominican Republic also led in blocks, 5-4.

“I think the Dominicans were the aggressors today and we kind of played hesitant,” U.S. Team Captain Jonah Seif said. “We just weren’t executing the game plan we talked about before the match. I think we need to re-set and just focus on Cuba. If we dwell on this game, it will just hold us back.”

Outside hitter Jake Langlois led the U.S. with seven points on six kills and one block. Middle blockers Mitch Stahl and Jeff Jendryk and opposite Arvis Greene each had four points.

Dominican Republic’s Elvis Contreras and Wilfrido Hernandez led all scorers with 13 points each.

U.S. Roster for the Men’s Pan American Cup

Gatineau, Canada

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 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

18:00    Cuba v Mexico

20:00    Canada v Puerto Rico

July 27

14:00    Mexico v Dominican Republic

16:00    Puerto Rico v Venezuela

18:00    United States v Cuba

20:00    Canada v Argentina

July 28: Quarterfinals

July 29: Semifinals and Classification

July 30: Finals