Jamaica's men's and women's hockey teams suffered their second consecutive defeat at the Pan American Junior Under-21 Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, yesterday.
The Aubyn Ferguson-coached Jamaican men were thrashed 8-0 by defending champions and top-ranked Argentina in their Pool A encounter.
The Jamaicans, who were beaten 8-1 by arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago in their opening game on Monday, will oppose Brazil in their next match tomorrow. They will then face Guatemala in their final group game on Monday, September 17.
Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago are both tied atop the standings with six points each. However, the Argentinians hold a massive 20-goal difference over Trinidad and Tobago.
Like the Jamaicans, Brazil and Guatemala are yet to register a point in the group.
On the female side, Jamaica were outclassed 10-0 by Pool B leaders Chile.
Jamaica's female team, who are yet to score a goal in the championships, have now conceded 13 goals in the tournament, after they were beaten 3-0 by Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago in their opening game on Monday.
The Dr Michelle Holt-coached Under-21 women's team, which sits second from bottom in the group, will tackle bottom-place Paraguay in their third game of the tournament tomorrow. They will then battle Venezuela on Saturday.
Chile and the United States lead the group with six points each, and they are followed by Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, who are both tied on three points.
Jamaica's men finished 10th out of the 11 teams that participated in the 2008 Junior Pan Am Hockey Championships, which was held in Trinidad and Tobago.
Jamaica did not participate in the female category, which was held in Mexico four years ago.