In non-district volleyball action last week, Anna’s Lady Coyotes fell in two tight contests - one at Howe, one at Paris Chisum. Both matches went to five sets, with Anna (6-15) getting edged, 13-15, in each finale.

On Friday at Class 3A Chisum (15-10), the Lady Coyotes rallied from two sets down to win Sets 3 and 4, 25-10, 25-15. Rachel Goade led Anna with 15 kills while Lexi Stewart knocked down 10. Qua Fisher and libero Alan Pina posted 18 digs each as Gracie Goade logged 12 and Stewart chipped in 11. Gracie Goade also rolled to 38 set-assists while Stewart and Pina slapped two service aces apiece.

At 3A Howe on Sept. 3, the Lady Bulldogs took Sets 1 and 4, 25-21, 25-16, and Anna won the middle sets, 25-15, 25-19. Rachel Goade’s 12 kills led the Lady Coyotes while Stewart swatted 10 kills and posted a team-high four service aces with a solo block. Fisher collected three aces and 15 digs and Pina dug up 14. Gracie Goade and Thornburg recorded 15 and 14 sets, respectively, and Gracie Goade also popped for two aces.

Anna opens district play Sept. 27 at home versus Melissa.