Kathleen Sharkey scored the opener with Katie O'Donnell adding two more for the US. India failed to score even a single goal.While the US progressed to the 5-6 position match, India will play the 7-8 spot playoff on Sunday against Japan, who also lost their classification match 2-3 to Argentina.

The Hawke's Bay Cup is an eight-nation tournament comprising Argentina, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the US and hosts New Zealand.

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