The venue changed.

The results didn't.

Pope John Paul II continued its in-state dominance Wednesday, beating host Mount Carmel 3-1 in a battle of reigning state champions.

The Jaguars improved to 26-3 overall, including a 22-0 record against teams from Louisiana.

"It's very impressive," said PJP coach Danny Tullis when asked about the in-state streak. "The girls are able to maintain their composure in pressure situations and turn it on when they need to. Somebody makes a great defensive play, a great block, a great offensive play or an ace at a crucial time. And it's not just one person. Everybody takes a turn doing it. Everybody contributes."

On Wednesday, it was Ansley Tullis, the coach's daughter, leading with 17 kills and 12 digs. Kendall Battistella had 54 assists.

Tyler Sanderson and Rachel Hartmann had 15 kills each.

It was the Jaguars' second win of the season over the Cubs after winning 3-0 in September on the north shore.

"To play them twice and be able to hold serve on them twice is pretty good," said Tullis, whose team has won three consecutive state titles.

PJP won Wednesday's first set 25-15 before falling 25-19 in the second. It was just the second time the Jags lost a set to a Louisiana team this season. The only other team to take a set from PJP was Cabrini.

But the Jags closed out the match by winning 25-18 and 25-21.

"Mount Carmel played well," Tullis said. "Ellie Holzman was dominant on net for them. We struggled a little bit to serve our zones. But we played pretty good defense and made a couple plays."

Holzman, who was named MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year and Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Volleyball Team in 2016, led the Cubs.

The junior finished with 22 kills and 5 blocks. Tori Frught finished with 42 assists and Macie Matherne has 11 digs for MCA (26-6).

Both teams are ranked No. 1 in the LHSAA's most recent power rankings. Mount Carmel is No. 1 in Division I and Pope John Paul is No. 1 in Division IV.