Hendrick led the No. 2 Tar Heels (16-2) to their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship with seven goals and two assists in the 18-11 title-game victory over then-No. 10 Syracuse, avenging the regular-season loss to the Orange two weeks earlier. The Most Valuable Player of the ACC tournament, Hendrick had a career-high nine points, including four in a 9-0 Tar Heels closing run that sealed the win. Her unassisted goal with 14:14 left tield the game at 11. Her seven goals — scored on just nine shots — tied a career high. In the 17-14 semifinal win over No. 12 Boston College, she scored five goals. She also had four ground balls and five caused turnovers in the tournament. A first-team All-American last season for the national champions, Hendrick leads them in scoring with 66 goals and nine assists.
Outlook: The Big Ten tournament semifinal presents a rematch of the Terps' 17-4 victory on March 19 in Johns Hopkins' first game as a member of the conference. The Blue Jays appear to be a bubble team and may need a win to get in. They got clobbered 18-5 at Towson Sunday and don't have a significant win. The Terps, who have won all 15 meetings, will be heavy favorites. In the regular-season, the Blue Jays were within 3-2 midway through the first half, but Maryland scored 11 of the next 12 goals for a 14-3 lead with 17:25 left in the game. Maryland leads Division I in scoring offense with 16.88 goals per game. Hopkins averages 10.8. The Terps have scored 134 goals more than their opposition. The Blue Jays have score 13 more than theirs.