The Indian women were tamed 3-0 by Great Britain in the second league match of the women’s hockey at the Deodoro Olympic Hockey Centre on Monday evening.
After a quiet first quarter, Britain took control of the situation with two quick goals through Giselle Ansley who converted a penalty corner and Nicola White who guided a cross from the left into the goal.
Early on resumption in the second half, Alex Danson put it beyond the reach of India, with the third goal.
The margin could have been bigger, but India, which had held Japan to a draw in the opening encounter, defended stoutly. While Britain was on top with two wins from as many matches, US enjoyed the same status, ahead of Argentina which has three points. US beat former champion Australia 2-1.
Argentina recovered from its loss to the US in the opening match to beat Japan 4-0.
India will next play Australia, which surprisingly is languishing at the bottom without a point so far after two matches.
India will play US and Argentina in its last two matches. A lot will be at stake in the next three matches as the Indian women make an attempt to be in the top four and make the quarterfinals.
Great Britain 3 (Giselle Ansley, Nicola White, Alex Danson) bt India 0.