The US and Ireland also progressed to the last eight at the FIH Women's Junior Hockey World Cup ©Getty Images

The Netherlands have capped off their group stage matches with a thumping 18-0 victory Zimbabwe at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women's Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom.

The crushing defeat meant that the Dutch won all three of their Pool A fixtures while Zimbabwe finished third and will now compete in the classification phase of the tournament.

Initially, the match was tight with the Netherlands only a goal up at the end of the quarter thanks to an effort by Luna Fokke.

Nevertheless, the floodgates immediately opened in the second quarter with Jip Dicke bagging four goals, Fokke scoring her second and Noor Omrani, Tessa Beetsma and Maria Steenma chipping in to put the score at 9-0.

Josephine Murray added two more in the third quarter as Steensma and Omrani doubled their individual tally.

Kiki Rozemeijer also scored in the quarter which imposed further damage on Zimbabwe.

Steensma and Omrani completed their hattricks in the final quarter while Mette Winter and Dicke confirmed the emphatic result.

The United States joined the Dutch in progressing to the next round following their 4-0 win over Canada.

Riley Donnelly handed the Americans an early lead and Caroline Ramsey extended their advantage in the third quarter.

Goals from Hope Rose and Charlotte De Vries in the final quarter cemented the victory.

In Pool B, South Africa beat Ireland 1-0 to also move forward to the last eight.

The crucial goal came in the 29th minute from Jean-Leigh Du Toit.

Tomorrow sees Austria scheduled to play South Korea and Argentina due to compete against Uruguay in Pool C.

Pool D is also due to conclude with Malaysia set to face India and Germany due to play Wales.