Two 40-minute periods werenít enough. Neither were two 10-minute overtime frames.

Two 40-minute periods werenít enough. Neither were two 10-minute overtime frames. So the match between Leesville and Alexandria on Thursday came down to penalty kicks. The Trojans (4-0 in district) converted all five of their attempts, while Leesville netted four, allowing ASH to come away with the district victory, 3-2. With the win, the Trojans clinched the district title and will represent the league in the playoffs as an automatic qualifier. But it didnít come easy for Alexandria, which saw the Wampus Cats (4-8-1, 2-2) take the initial lead. It didnít take long for Leesville to work itself into a scoring position, getting a corner kick in the opening minutes. Ryan Neblett fired the corner kick in front of the net, where it found the head of Wampus Cat teammate Jakob Lopez. Lopez headed the ball past ASH goalie Thomas Dixon for a 1-0 Leesville lead. The Trojans did their best to answer back in the first half, but the Wampus Cats manage to hold off ASH several times as LHS?goalkeeper Jacob Chambers made numerous saves. Despite ASH staying on the offensive for the remainder of the first half, it was Leesville that went into the halftime intermission with a 1-0 lead. It took Alexandria just seven minutes into the second half to knot things up as Michael Bindursky scored off a feed from Jake Ford off a set piece, tying it up at 1-1. Leesville responded six minutes later as Garrett Cline scored off an assist from Austin Stephens, giving the Cats a 2-1 edge. But the Trojans were able to tie the match again, thanks to a penalty kick off the foot of Hunter McMullen, making the score, 2-2. Neither team really threatened the rest of the way and the first overtime came and went without a score. After relatively little action in the second overtime, the match came down to penalty kicks. Lopez knocked in the opening kick, only to see ASH respond with one from Ryan Lauve. Adrien Massoni was up for Leesville, but sent his shot too high. ASH took the advantage after that as Ian Elliott, McMullen and Jeremy Perkins all converted. William Chambers, Allen Perry and Neblett made their attempts for Leesville, leaving just Ford for ASH to kick. Ford punched the ball into the back of the net for the win as the Trojans clinched the league title. Girls Alexandria....1 Leesville.......0 The Alexandria Lady Trojans prevented the Leesville Lady Cats from winning the outright district title on Thursday, claiming a 1-0 win. Leesville (5-10-0, 3-1) can still clinch the district championship by beating both Peabody and Tioga on the road next week. The Lady Cats had an early chance for a goal, but Haley Perryís attempt bounced off the crossbar no good. With the game knotted at 0-0 at the break, Leesville had a couple of early chances to score, but were unable to find the back of the net. In the 53rd minute, the Lady Trojans got a breakaway goal from Merrick Patton, giving ASH a 1-0 lead. Neither team really had much offense the rest of the way as Alexandria got the win. Leesville still claims the district title over ASH if the Lady Cats win out. In the two previous matches, Leesville outscored ASH, 2-1.