Miranda, expected to shoulder most of the scoring load this season, will no longer be the major focus of opposing defenses, which has allowed him to create the action on the offensive end.
He assisted on all of DeBona's goals against Brockton and has raised his season totals to 11 goals and 12 assists. DeBona has scored eight goals in four games.
Peabody girls tops
The Peabody girls have a new moniker that they can add to their ever growing arsenal of accolades.
No. 1 in the nation.
Recently they ascended to the top spot of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll after a 10-0 start.
“It is a great recognition for the program,” said Peabody coach Dennis Desroches , who is trying to keep it all in perspective.
“We appreciate it very much, but games aren't played on paper.”
The top-ranked Tanners have won 31 straight games and are the defending Division 1 state champions.