VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week: Caputo/Filippone, Pepperdine

  0 Wendy Mayer | March 06th, 2018 | College - Beach, News, West Coast Conference

No. 5 Pepperdine went 3-1 last week, while playing four matches against top ranked USC and No. 3 UCLA at the USC Tournament and Zuma Classic.

No. 4 pairing Skylar Caputo and Alexis Filippone were a big part of that success, going 4-0 on the week.

In the first matchup with No. 3 UCLA, the duo bested Mac May/Savvy Simo in straight sets (23-21, 21-17).

Also on Wednesday, the junior and the freshman gutted out a three-set comeback win over USC’s Jo Kremer and Jenna Belton (19-21, 25-23, 15-12).

Saturday brought a three-set win over USC’s Alexandra Poletto and Haley Hallgren (21-15, 19-21, 15-7), which clinched Pepperdine the match victory.

The duo wrapped up the week with a straight set victory over UCLA’s Zana Muno and Savvy Simo (21-16, 21-12).

Caputo, a 5-10 junior from Manhattan Beach, California, is a two-time All-West Coast Conference second team honoree after posting a 43-11 mark in 2016 and 2017. She went 22-7 at the No. 3 position for the Waves in 2017 with partner Heidi Dyer.

Filippone,  a 6-2 freshman from Del Mar, California, has had success internationally with USA Volleyball, playing with the U19 USA A1 National Team and the U19 USA International Travel Team. She was a two-year letterwinner at Torrey Pines High School, playing outside hitter and opposite.

With the 3-1 mark, Pepperdine jumped from No. 5 to No. 1 in the AVCA rankings.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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