TROY 3, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-22)
ATLANTA, GA —Fueled by the hard-hitting swings of Cheyenne Hayes, Troy prevailed over North Carolina A&T in what was the first postseason game for both programs.
The Trojans (23-9) advance out of Round 1 to face Georgia Tech or Alabama A&M in a match scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Hayes finished with 15 kills to go with six digs, and Caitlin Cooper added 10 kills.
The Aggies (17-14) got eight kills each from Courteney Pitt and Edie Brewer, and seven kills by Fatimah Shabazz.
Amara Anderson had 26 assists for Troy, and Lacey Jeffcoat added 12 digs.