One thing Geno Auriemma will never be able to do is fit six players into five slots, especially when the players are all valuable and talented.
So in what he described Sunday as a “tough decision” he will replace senior Caroline Doty in the starting lineup with Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis beginning Monday against Maryland.
KML missed the Colgate game because of concussion she sustained at the Paradise Jam tournament. But she is back now and Geno decided she should start. The spot KML will take would have been either Doty’s or Breanna Stewart’s. And it’s hard to take your leading scorer [Stewart] out, especially when she is averaging 36 points every 40 minutes she has played.
Doty has started 98 of the 99 games she’s played in her career.
“Our players understand that we have legitimate starters on this team,” Auriemma said Sunday. “It’s not an easy decision. It was very difficult. Caroline did nothing to warrant not starting.”