TROY 3, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-14)
TROY, AL – Troy hit a strong .325 overall in its Round 1 win over Middle Tennessee, getting the sweep as Tori Hester rang up 12 kills.
The Trojans (18-12), who had trailed in the all-time series against the Blue Raiders 16-5, will face North Florida on Saturday in Round 2.
Cheyenne Hayes had 11 kills for Troy; Amara Anderson added 33 assists and Caroline Darracott came up with 11 digs.
Middle Tennessee (9-12) saw Samira Lawson Body get 12 kills and 10 digs. Taylor Eisert had 23 assists and Marley Banton added 11 digs.