An overhead from Portsmouth’s Katie James was headed in by Nadine Bazan from close range to give Team GB the lead.
Anna Petrova was able to pull one back for Mikhail Likhachev’s Russia. However, any slim hopes they had of pulling off a miraculous comeback were dashed when Wendy Martin stretched the lead to three goals again.
Northeast’s side were able to see out the game and restrict the Russians to long shots that failed to trouble the Team GB goal.
Team GB’s reward is a semi-final tie against Brazil, while Russia will take on Spain. Both ties will be played tomorrow.