THOMASVILLE — A blend of youth and experience is hoping to produce a fifth straight Area A/AA title for Thomasville’s girls soccer team.

“We’ve got good balance,” coach Martha Murray said. “We’ve got new players, we’ve got seniors. We don’t have a lot of depth.”

Thomasville has six seniors on this year’s team; Ashley Jordan, Alicia Ming, Jennifer Hay, Mindy Roberts, Emmy Berger and Austina Ndomjajah.

Jordan missed much of last season with a knee injury. After being in the program since the 8th grade, she appears primed to display her skills and lead the Bulldogs’ attack.

“Really, it’s going to be her chance,” Murray said. “I’m counting on a good year for her.”

The Bulldogs also have 15 players that have never played soccer before.

One position Thomasville is looking to fill is at keeper. With Ashley Holt graduating off of last year’s team, Thomasville has a pair of sisters vying for the starting job. Sophomore Aziza Ndomjajah served as the backup last year. Augustina Ndomjajah played her sophomore season but missed last year with an injury.

“Hopefully, they’ll push each other,” Murray said.

“I have to prove I’m better than her but I still love her,” Augustina said, smiling.

Murray’s squad will have five teams to battle for this year’s area title — Fitzgerald, Albany, Berrien, Brantley County and Pierce County.

Thomasville’s season begins when it hosts Berrien on Feb. 16.

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