HOLTON — Holton made it tough on the Hart girls volleyball team in Tuesday night’s West Michigan Conference-Rivers match at Holton, but the Pirates prevailed in a five-set marathon, 3-2.

The victory moves Hart to 21-4-4 on the season.

The Pirates started the first set strong, but the Red Devils came back to close the gap before Hart recovered and pulled out a 28-26 win.

Set 2 was controlled by the Red Devils as they finished with a 25-17 decision. But, the Pirates regrouped between sets and battled to take a 25-20 victory in the third set.

The Red Devils captured a 25-20 victory in the fourth set to force a fifth, and deciding, set.

Hart took a 15-10 win to finish off the victory.

Mya Chickering finished with three aces, nine kills, two blocks and five digs for the Pirates. Mariana VanAgtmael added three aces, one assist and 15 digs.

Addi Hovey contributed 23 kills, six blocks, two digs and one assist. Rayah Helenhouse finished with three assists, three kills, one block and one dig. Kelsey Copenhaver had 16 assists, four kills, two blocks, nine digs and one ace. MaKayla Rockwell added 11 assists, five digs, one kill and one ace.

Hart (21-4-4 overall, 4-1 in the conference) will participate in the Volley Against Violence Tournament at Hesperia on Saturday.

The Red Devils host Mason County Central next Tuesday.