Five questions with Towson men’s lacrosse player Matt Sovero

Five questions with Towson LAX midfielder Matt Sovero. (Ed Lee/Baltimore Sun video)

In his second consecutive start of the season, Matt Sovero finished with career highs in goals (three) and points (four) in the Towson men's lacrosse team's 17-9 pummeling of Drexel on Friday night. The redshirt sophomore midfielder scored all three of his goals in in the second quarter — including two in a span of 66 seconds — that gave the Tigers an 8-4 advantage at halftime. Sovero talked about his outing and his recent emergence as a starter for Towson.

Matt, you had three goals in [Friday's] game. Can you talk about how critical those goals were, especially in the second quarter, for you guys as a team?


I think just coming in and getting three goals just gave a spark to the team. It gave us just some uplifting and helped us keep going throughout the game.

Entering this game here, you had three goals on the season. What does it mean to you to match that, especially in a big win like this?

Yeah, it definitely feels good. But credit to Coach G (assistant Anthony Gilardi). He's letting me get in there and make some plays.

How does it feel to be a starter in this offense? I think you've started the past two games now.

It feels good. My career, I've kind of battled through some injuries and stuff like that. But to finally come through and get the chance to play, it feels great.

Does it take a different mindset to be a starter?

Not exactly. I feel like it's more confidence in your game and being able to step up and you've got to be willing to make a play on the field.

On an off-beat note, what's your go-to song and why do you like it?

Let's see. I'm going to have to go with, it's called "Fais Rien" [Petit Biscuit remix by Moi Je]. It's kind of like a pop song. I don't know. It has some good vibes and gets you going.