CASTRO VALLEY -- The Foothill High boys soccer team enjoyed some landmark accomplishments last season, as the Falcons reached the North Coast Section playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade and won their first Winter Soccer Classic.

The latter is becoming routine for Foothill, as the Falcons won their second consecutive Winter Soccer Classic Gold Division title, beating East Bay Athletic League rival California 3-1 in the finals at Castro Valley High on Saturday.

"It was difficult getting here because we had to go through some tough teams," Foothill sophomore winger Alex Lee said. "But we knew what we had to do and we executed the plan, and it feels good to win it back-to-back."

Foothill (3-0-2) scored three goals in seven minutes in the first half to put the Grizzlies (3-1-1) on their heels.

The first came in the 22nd minute after a Nick Goldstein's penalty kick got the Falcons going. After that, the Falcons took advantage of some space in the penalty area as Jorge Beltran scored twice in four minutes, both times on crosses from the right flank by Lee.

Cal tried to get back in the game in the second half, erasing the clean sheet in the 56th minute on a Hunter Qualls goal.

After that score, the Grizzlies were energized and continued to push, but couldn't get the match any closer.

Silver Division

Campolindo 2, Bishop O'Dowd 1: The Cougars entered the WSC as the No. 2 ranked team in the East Bay and favorites to win the NCS Division II title, but drew with the Dragons on day one of the tournament earlier this week.

Campolindo (3-0-1) was able to redeem itself Saturday, topping the Dragons in the Silver Division championship match on the strength of a two first half goals.

Evan Raff's 31st minute goal ended up being the difference in the game as he came off the bench to make an immediate impact.

"I was expecting to make a 5 to 10 minute impact on the game," Raff said. "But the ball found me and I was ready to pounce. It feels really good because we felt we deserved to win the first time and wanted to prove we were the better team."

The Cougars looked in control in the first half, scoring nearly immediately as Zach Taylor put away a cross from Matteo Notini in the sixth minute.

Raff's goal followed in the 31st made it 2-0 before halftime, but Bishop O'Dowd (2-1-1) made it a contest in the second half.

The Dragons had a lot of possession and had chances, and took advantage of one right after halftime as Paul Saccomono scored his fifth goal of the season in the 42nd minute.

Bishop O'Dowd opened up the game more in the second half, but couldn't get the equalizer.

Bronze Division

Albany 1, Alhambra 1: If stopping one penalty kick means a goalkeeper has done his job, then what Nicholas Kubler did for Albany was above and beyond.

The junior keeper stopped three of the four PK's he faced, the third locked up the WSC's Bronze Division title after a 1-1 draw with the Bulldogs.

"The first two I guessed right, but the third the guy looked to the right," Kubler said. "I knew he was trying to fake me out, so I went left. It feels really good to help the team out."

Both teams had great chances throughout, as a wide open and fast-paced game only netted two goals, and they came within five minutes of each other.

Jesus Maldonado scored for Alhambra (3-4-0) on a free kick in the 49th minute, and the prolific senior scored the winner in the 78th minute, but the offside flag was up.

Albany (4-0-0) equalized in the 54th minute on a hard-earned goal by Quinn Brashares.

Brashares didn't convert just moments before on what could have been a goal, but he immediately intercepted a pass, got into the penalty area and finished in the lower left-hand corner.