U.S. Men's Junior National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 29, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team (MJNT) suffered a tough loss on Wednesday when it fell to Egypt, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19 at the FIVB Men’s Under-21 World Championship in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

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The MJNT finished play in Pool G at 1-2 and are 1-5 overall. The team will play for 13-16th place on Saturday.

U.S. opposite Kyle Ensing led all scorers with 23 points on 20 kills, two blocks and one ace. Outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier added 15 points on 14 kills and one ace. Middle blocker George Huhmann had five blocks and middle Scott Stadick added four. Libero Gage Worsley was credited with 16 digs.

The United States led in kills (54-53) and blocks (13-7) while Egypt led in aces (9-3) and scored 29 points on U.S. errors while committing 14.

“Egypt’s got a couple players we could not slow down,” U.S. Head Coach Jay Hosack said. “We couldn’t adjust to what they were doing.

“We’re starting to get tired a little big. We’ve got to find a way to find some energy.”

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Starters for U.S. MJNT vs Egypt
Outside hitters: Brett Rosenmeier and Jordan Ewert
Middle blockers: Scott Stadick and George Huhmann
Setter: Josh Tuaniga
Opposite: Kyle Ensing
Libero: Gage Worsley

Statistics for U.S. MJNT vs Egypt
Kills: Ensing 20, Rosenmeier 14, Ewert 6, Tuaniga 5, Gasman 3, Stadick 1, Matautia 1
Blocks: Huhmann 5, Stadick 4, Ensing 2, Szews 1, Tuaniga 1
Aces: Ensing 1, Tuaniga 1, Rosenmeier 1
Digs: Worsley 16, Ensing 14, Rosenmeier 10, Ewert 7, Ma’a 3, Tuaniga 2, Huhmann 1, Stadick 1

U.S. Men’s Junior National Team

No – Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College, Region)
2 – Gage Worsley (L, 6-2, Moraga, Calif., signed with Hawaii, NCVA)
3 – Josh Tuaniga (S, 6-2, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State, SCVA)
4 – Micah Ma’a (S, 6-4, Kaneohe, Hawaii, UCLA, Aloha)
5 – Dylan Missry (OH, 6-4, Holbrook, N.Y., UCLA, Garden Empire)
7 – Jordan Ewert (OH, 6-5, Antioch, Calif., Stanford, NCVA)
8 – Austin Matautia (OH, 6-5, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Hawaii, Aloha)
9 – Brett Rosenmeier (OH, 6-6, Virginia Beach, Va., Hawaii, Old Dominion)
14 – Kyle Ensing (Opp, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State, SCVA)
15 – Matthew Szews (Opp, 6-8, Brookfield, Wis., Ball State, Badger)
16 – Patrick Gasman (MB, 6-8, Clovis, Calif., Hawaii, NCVA)
19 – Scott Stadick (MB, 7-0, Watertown, Wis., UC Irvine, Badger)
20 – George Huhmann (MB, 6-10, High Ridge, Mo., Princeton, Gateway)

Head Coach: Jay Hosack (George Mason University)
Assistant Coach: Jonah Carson (Mountain View Volleyball Club) Matt McCarthy (Lewis University)
Team Manager: Jen Armson Dyer
Doctor: David Dyck, Jr.
Technical Coordinator: Galen Dodd

U.S. Schedule for the FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship
(all times PT)

Pool G
June 27: Italy def. USA, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23
June 28: USA def. Czech Republic, 25-23, 24-26, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7
June 29: Egypt def. USA, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19

Pool B
June 23: Turkey def. USA, 25-19, 25-14, 30-28
June 24: Cuba def. USA, 25-23, 25-19, 25-20
June 25: Russia def. USA, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22

Pools for the FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship

Pool E
Poland 3-0
Cuba 2-1
Iran 1-2
China 0-3

Pool F
Brazil 2-0
Russia 2-0
Canada 1-2
Argentina 0-3

Pool G
Italy 3-0
Egypt 2-1
USA 1-2
Czech Republic 0-3

Pool H
Turkey 2-0
Ukraine 2-1
Japan 1-1
Morocco 0-3