SPIRIT LAKE — The St. Maries Lumberjacks might have surprised the Timberlake Tigers with their defense a little bit.
But the Tigers might have had the best surprise of all.
Joaa Santos, an exchange student from Spain, scored two unassisted goals in the second half to lift the Tigers past the visiting Lumberjacks 2-0 in the season and Intermountain League opener for both schools.
“Joaa is going to be a big addition for us this year,” Timberlake coach Steve Michael said. “St. Maries had great pressure and their speed, we were a little surprised. We started with a freshman at goalkeeper, and just played solid defense. We have a lot of new players, and were fortunate to come up with a couple of goals.”