The American men’s volleyball team has reached the end of the road in Tokyo.
America fell to Argentina in a straightforward set on Sunday, finishing Pool B 2-3 and from the quarter-finals of the tournament. The United States has won medals at two of the last three Olympics and has not been eliminated from the round robin since the Sydney Games in 2000, when the team was 0-5.
Argentina won the first set by 25-21 points while Facundo Conte and Bruno Lima each scored six points on the board.
Led 1-0, America failed to win the second set of competitions. When Argentina led 24-23, Martin Ramos blocked Torey DeFalco to a 2-0 lead.
The United States were lucky enough to win the third set after taking the lead 18-16, but serving was the downfall of the team. The American team made four service errors during the stretch, eventually losing 25-23 once again.
DeFalco led the United States with 13 points in the game, while Matt Anderson had 11. Micah Christenson contributed 32 of the team’s 35.
Conte and Lima combined for 29 Argentine points, while Luciano de Cecco was the 36-man manager.
It was the lowest Olympic for the men’s volleyball team of America. The team won their opening match against France in a straightforward set before losing to the Russian Olympic Committee in four sets. The team later extended their four-set victory over Tunisia with a four-set loss against Brazil.
The United States was one point ahead of Argentina in the B of B standings towards the Sunday or home game victory. With this victory, Argentina flew to the United States in the standings and in the quarter-finals. Argentina are aiming for their first Olympic medal in men’s volleyball since 1988.