Lenox Boys Improve to 2-0

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Shaler Larmon scored four goals Tuesday as the Lenox boys lacrosse team earned its second straight blowout win to start the season, beating Monson, 13-1, at Berkshire Community College.
Jeffrey Larmon stopped 11 shots – six after the Millionaires took a 13-0 lead into the fourth quarter – as Lenox improved to 2-0 heading into Friday’s home game against Northampton.
Lenox outscored its first two opponents by a combined margin of 30-3, but its coach has a different perspective on the first couple of games than those scores would indicate.
“We’ve got a lot to work on,” Brett Larmon said after Tuesday’s win. “These first couple of games were pretty slow. The competition is going to get tougher. They redid the leagues this year, so we’re going to get into the Northamptons, the Chicopee Comps.
“But I learned we definitely need to work on some ball movement. We’re going to get better every day. … We lost a couple of key guys from last year, but we’ve still got some firepower.”
Shaler Larmon fired home a shot in the first half minute of the game to open the scoring, and the Millionaires stormed out to a 6-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Luke Gamberoni, Evan Love, Kitson Stover and Paul Naventi each scored, and Larmon added another marker to close out the period.
The lead ballooned to 11-0 by half-time, and Naventi scored with an assist from Ethan Fairfield to make it a 12-0 goal margin and start running time early in the third quarter.
Although Brett Larmon was concerned about the team’s ball movement, it did register assists on five of its goals.
Shaler Larmon and Gamberoni each had a pair of helpers.
Larmon scored unassisted late in the third to cap the scoring for Lenox.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Millionaires’ bench, which allowed just one goal, in transition, in the 40th minute of play.
“We did that a little bit against Springfield Central, too,” Brett Larmon said of getting his reserves on the field late. “We have 29 kids playing lacrosse this year, and we don’t have a JV team. So we’re trying to use that fourth quarter as time to get those kids in.
“At the same time, we’re trying to get the older kids a little more practice to run our plays. Having 10 days before our first game was a little tough. We’ve got kids who are eighth-graders and kids who are seniors, so it’s a big group.”
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