No. 2 Centennial (15-1) rolled to a 15-1, 15-3, 15-5 victory over visiting Poly in a Class 3A East regional volleyball semifinal yesterday.
Through the first two games, Centennial, the defending Class 3A champion, gave up points only on its own mistakes. Against the Eagles' bench in the third game, however, Poly managed three aces and a kill by Claudia Hutchins.
Although Poly (12-3) had a few good digs, the Engineers could not contend with the constant barrage from the Eagles' high-powered offense. Krisha Svehla led the Eagles with six kills, and Carlyn Cangiano and Kelly West had four each.
During the regular season, the Engineers never saw the kind of power offense that Centennial threw at them, Poly coach Norman Perry said.
"The number of my kids who have seen this caliber of volleyball is very limited," Perry said. "That's one reason why we're trying to schedule more teams from outside [the city]. It will hurt us as far as getting into the playoffs, but it will help our program."