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Women's HWL Semi-Final: India go down 0-3 against Argentina

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lost 0-3 to in their last group stage encounter at the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final on Sunday.

World No.3 were quick to get off the blocks scoring as early as the second minute of the match.

It was Rocio Sanchez who fetched an early 1-0 lead. India's goalkeeper Savita was kept busy right from the start and unfortunately for her this goal came off Argentina's second shot on goal.

Though she made a diving effort to save the first attempt, an unmarked Sanchez was quick to pick up the rebound and convert.

Soon after came close to scoring an equalizer when Vandana Katariya, assisted by Namita Toppo tried to deflect the ball into the post but it was blocked away by the Argentine goalkeeper.

Savita made as many as four saves in the first 15 minutes and one of her best saves was padding away a fiercely struck shot by Julieta Jankunas. also won their first PC in the 6th minute but it was blocked away by first runner Namita Toppo. Maria Granatto scored Argentina's second goal in the 14th minute to go into the first hooter with a strong 2-0 lead.

played this quarter sensibly, covering their defence and restrict from entering the striking circle. In the 23rd minute won a PC but nothing came off the opportunity as Rani's strike was well-saved by the goalkeeper.

Soon after, in the 25th minute was awarded a penalty stroke when Sushila fouled while defending a PC awarded to The penalty stroke was converted by Noel Barrionuevo and they took a 3-0 lead.

will next take on England in the Quarter-final on July 18.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 10:27 IST