Rotterdam, Netherlands: The Indian women's hockey team put up yet another disappointing show to crash out of the semifinal race with an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Netherlands in the FIH World League Round 3 here.
The Indian eves started the match on a bright note and dominated the early exchanges before fading against the Dutch on Tuesday night.
It took the hosts 21 minutes to get off the blocks when Kim Lammers converted a slap shot from close range.
Two minutes later, captain Maartje Paumen doubled the lead by converting a penalty corner.
Even though the Indian eves managed to sneak in a consolation goal, the second half completely belonged to the Dutch who scored six times.
Ellen Hoog tripled Netherlands' lead with a field goal Vandana Katariya pulled one back in the 48th minute. But soon after Valeria Magis restored the three-goal advantage.
Eva De Goede, Sabine Mol and Paumen completed the 8-1 rout.
In the semifinals, Korea will take on Germany while Netherlands will face New Zealand. India, meanwhile, will fight it out against Japan in the fifth to eighth place classification matches.