The New Zealand women's hockey team have been trounced 5-nil by Argentina in the fourth test of the five match series in Buenos Aires, giving the hosts an unassaible series lead.
Having lost the first two tests the Black Sticks registered a 2-nil win on Sunday in game three but saw the series slip away from them in today's test.
It was a dominant display by the world number three ranked side who led 2-0 at halftime before pouring on another three goals in the final 20 minutes.
"It was a very disappointing result after our solid team performance yesterday," head coach Mark Hager said.
"Argentina's strikers really hurt us today which highlights why they are regarded as some of the world's best."
Striker Michaela Curtis brought up her 50th test for New Zealand during the match.
The Black Sticks have a rest day tomorrow ahead of the fifth and final test on Wednesday morning.