ONEKAMA – Hart’s volleyball team made a trip north on Saturday and went 2-2-2 in the 10th Annual Onekama Invitational.

In round robin play, the Pirates competed in four straight matches, starting with Manistee Catholic Central. Hart took down MCC in two sets, with both games ending 25-13.

Next up for Hart was a split decision with Grand Traverse Academy with a 25-13 win in the first set before a 27-25 loss in the second. The Pirates then lost four straight sets to Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s and Onekama. 

Hart was seeded third after round robin play and had a rematch with Grand Traverse Academy to start bracket play. After losing the first set 25-20, the Pirates rebounded with two straight wins to own a 2-1 set lead. The Pirates were eliminated in the semifinals when Onekama took them down in two sets.

The Pirates were led by impressive performances from Bryn Russell (23 kills, 12 blocks and three digs), Grace Gamble (25 digs, eight kills, seven aces), Kelsey Copenhaver (35 assists, 43 digs, 36 kills, 11 aces and three blocks) and Alayna Schiller (63 digs).

Hart is now 8-5-2 on the season and will continue WMC Rivers play on Tuesday when they take on Mason County Central in Scottville.