The Bandits' road to an undefeated home record hit a snag Saturday night as the Minnesota Swarm came into town a night after barely losing in Philadelphia. The hometown Bandits, however, played as if they were the ones playing on little rest as lethargic play on offense, defense, and in goal plagued the Bandits half the night. A few questionable calls by officials didn't exactly help the Bandits either as a few calls helped slow their game when they built a few leads and the Bandits fell to the Swarm in the end by a score of 16-15.
One part of the team that was anything but lethargic was the Buffalo Bandettes. The NLL's premier dance team had their posters on hand for their first autograph signing of the season and the entire squad spent nearly an hour signing posters and memorabilia for the fans after the gates opened at HSBC Arena. After that, they made their way down to the field for the first performance of the evening, keeping the crowd interested when the Bandits themselves did little to keep the fans inspired.
Coming up next for the Bandettes, they'll be working with their Jr Bandettes on March 21st prior to the next home game against the Portland Lumberjax, the same team the Bandits defeated to win the 2008 NLL Championship. The game starts at 7:30 but be sure to show up early. The Bandettes will be signing posters again from shortly after 6pm until shortly before 7pm.