Agostina Alonso was among the scorers in Argentina's 4-0 win over Chile ©Getty Images

Olympic silver medallists Argentina booked their place in the semi-finals of hockey's Women's Pan American Cup by recording their second pool-stage win in Santiago.

Argentina opened their tournament with a comfortable win over Uruguay in Pool A, with hosts Chile their second opponents at the Prince of Wales Country Club.

Agostina Alonso scored the opening goal of the contest, giving Argentina a narrow 1-0 lead at halftime.

Argentina pulled away in the second half with Maria Granatto scoring twice, either side of an effort from Agustina Gorzelany.

The 4-0 victory saw Argentina seal top spot in the three-team Pool A, with Chile and Uruguay now set to compete in the crossover matches to determine whether they reach the semi-finals.

The United States appear poised to qualify directly for the semi-finals from Pool B, after overcoming Canada today.

Both teams had won their opening matches of the competition.

Canada took the lead in the match with Brienne Stairs scoring in the 48th minute.

Karlie Kisha equalised for the US one minute later, before goals from Ashley Sessa and Amanda Magadan completed a 3-1 comeback victory.

The result puts the US top of the Pool B standings prior to their final group match against Peru, who have lost their opening two matches.

Peru were beaten 2-0 by Trinidad and Tobago, with Kaitlyn Olton and Felicia King scoring for the Caribbean nation.

Canada will meet Trinidad and Tobago in their next Pool A match, with both nations currently on course to compete in the crossover matches.

The top three sides will book places in the next year's World Cup in Spain and The Netherlands.

The second day of the men’s competition will take place tomorrow.

The finalists in the men’s tournament will qualify for the 2023 World Cup in India.