U.S. Men competing at the Pan American Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2022) – The U.S. Men’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup will play for the bronze medal after falling 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 match at 11:30 a.m. The match will be live streamed at https://youtu.be/nw6iRKwCPhE. Canada will play Cuba for the gold medal.

The U.S. Men held off four set points from Canada in the third set. But eventually the neighbors to the north broke through.

“We have to respond tomorrow,” U.S. Head Coach Andy Read said. “It’s going to be a hard one 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 set win.

The U.S. Men led in kills (69-66) and blocks (8-6). Canada led in aces (8-7) and scored 32 points on U.S. errors while committing 28.

Opposite Jake Hanes led all scorers with 27 points on a match-high 22 kills, two blocks and three aces. Outside hitter Jacob Pasteur added 20 points on 19 kills and one ace.

Middle blocker Pat Gasman scored 14 points on 12 kills, one block and one ace. Outside hitter Kaleb Jenness totaled 12 points on 10 kills, one block and one ace.

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

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

No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College, Region)
2 Kaleb Jenness (OH, 6-6, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Ball State, Palmetto)
3C James Shaw (S, 6-8, Woodside, Calif. Stanford, Northern California)
7 Jacob Pasteur (OH, 6-4, Westminster, Md., 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, Calif., Univ. of Hawaii, Northern California)
14 Quinn Isaacson (S, 6-2, Plainfield, Ill., Ball State, Great Lakes)
16 Nyherowo Omene (MB, 6-7, South Holland, Ill., Princeton, Great Lakes)
18 Toby Ezeonu (MB, 6-7, North Brunswick, N.J., Penn State, Garden Empire)
19 Gage Worsley (L, 6-1, Moraga, Calif., Hawaii, Northern California)
21 Mason Briggs (L, 6-0, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State, Southern California)
22 Kyle McCauley (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., UC San Diego, Southern California)
24 Brett Wildman (OH, 6-5, Virginia Beach, Va., Penn State, Old Dominion)
26 Merrick McHenry (MB, 6-7, Bedford, Texas, UCLA, North Texas)

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

U.S. Men’s Schedule for the Pan American Cup
All Times Pacific Daylight

Aug. 9
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23)

Aug. 10
USA def Chile, 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-14)

Aug. 11
Cuba def. USA, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19)

Aug. 12
Chile def Mexico, 3-2 (17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 16-14)
USA def Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-17, 29-27, 26-24)

Aug. 13
Fifth-place bracket
Puerto Rico def Brazil
Mexico def Dominican Republic
Cuba def Chile 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-21)
Canada def USA 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 29-27, 25-23, 15-12).

Aug. 14
6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. classification matches
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. bronze and gold medal matches