For the Howe Lady Bulldog volleyball team to play Farmersville right after the Lady Farmers loss to Van Alstyne was, as author Charles Dickens would say, the best of times and the worst of times.


Playing on their home court on Sept. 20, the Lady Farmers impressed with their three wins.


Mati Abner had a pair of early kills for Howe in the first set and Peyton Groves knocked down a pair late, but it was not enough to stop the hosts as they rolled to a 25-14 win.


A kill by Kayla Anderson stopped a 4-0 run by Farmersville at the start of the second set. Two more Abner kills and one by Kamryn Fulenchek made it a 10-6 game with the Lady Farmers on top.


Anderson and Abner sent in winners late, but it was not enough to hold off Farmersville as it posted a 25-15 win in the second set.


The third set was the best of the match for Howe.


The Lady Bulldogs took a 17-14 lead on a Megan Davies kill, but Farmersville senior Chloe Wall rallied her team for a 25-19 win to sweep the match.


The Lady Bulldogs travel to Whitewright on Sept. 23 with a chance to get back in the win column.