"This preseason we've done everything we possibly could to prepare for conference play."
The Cougars open West Coast Conference play at home Oct. 5 against Santa Clara.
In the first-ever meeting between BYU and UVU, the Cougars' Jessica Ringwood scored the game's long goal with less than a minute remaining in the first half. After nearly 45 minutes of coming close, the senior forward finally put a ball on target.
"I made a run and Dana [Cusick] played a perfect free ball, and the keeper came out," Ringwood said. "I thought we played well, kept the ball most of the time we just couldn't get our shots in, a lot of cross fires."
UVU, which has now lost four games in overtime and four more by one goal, had two clear chances from Natalie Baker.
BYU (11-1) outshot the Wolverines (1-8-1) 21-2, forcing UVU goalkeeper Lauren Sack into eight saves.
BYU also became friendly with the crossbar as a handful of shots rang off the woodwork.
BYU 3, San Francisco 1 • In San Francisco, Alexa Gray had a match-high 19 kills as the No. 11 Cougars won their 15th straight game, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19 to improve to 3-0 in the West Coast Conference.
Kimberly Dahl tallied 18 kills and Heather Hannemann had 55 assists for the Cougars (15-0, 3-0), who, before Thursday, hadn't lost a set in eight matches.
Utah State 3, Louisiana Tech 1 • Shay Sorensen had a match-high 14 kills and Rachel Orr tallied 13 as the Aggies improved to 4-1 in Western Athletic Conference play with a 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 25-23 victory. Paige Neves tallied 48 assists and Josselyn White had 10 kills for Utah State (9-5, 4-1).
Westminster 3, Dickinson State 1 • Ashley Marchant had 14 kills, 15 digs and five blocks to lead the Griffins to a 25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15 victory in Frontier Conference action.
Alexis Aalona and Stephanie Jones each tallied 12 kills, and Emily Atkinson had 49 assists for Westminster (11-6, 4-2 FC).
Southern Utah 3, Eastern Washington 2 • In Cheney, Wash., Analaine Mailoto fired a match-high 25 kills as the Thunderbirds prevailed 25-18, 16-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-11 in Big Sky Conference play.
SUU improves to 7-9 and 3-2 in Big Sky play. Eastern Washington is 0-16.