|Two injured blondes, including Jills and Bandettes alumnus Amanda F|
Also, while she was suited up, Blondes co-captain Amanda F was unable to play due to injury but was there with her team the entire way and finished as the 2nd leading fundraiser among the Blondes. Like last year's game, the Brunettes prevailed with a 15-7 victory and following the game, both sides retired to the Ellicott Creek Fire Hall for a victory party where fans and players alike celebrated another hard-fought game.
|Jenn and Tammy|
|Danielle coming down with a catch|
- Most time on the turf-Brunettes-Danielle H
- Highest fundraiser-Brunettes-Danielle H
- Most time spent in front of a mirror-Brunettes-Jenn
- Dirtiest player-Desiree
- Brunettes 18 Danielle H (1998-2002)
- Brunettes 55 Jenn (1997-2004)
- Brunettes 49 Tammy (1994,95,2002)
- Blondes 1 Desiree (2005)
- Blondes 35 Amanda F (2001-03)
|Desiree and Amanda at the Victory Party|
|Ashley, Chelsea, Danielle, Amanda F, Noelle, Lauren S, and Kirsten|
In previous years, the Buffalo Jills themselves were also involved on gameday but this year it was time for another pro squad to lend their support on the sidelines and the Buffalo Bandettes were more than up to the task. In total, 6 members of the NLL's premier dance squad were on hand cheering on the players and performing on the sidelines with captains Kirsten and Lauren S leading the way.
Of course we can't have a pro dance squad like the Bandettes there without a dance performance more than a regular sideline routine and, led off with some gymnastics courtesy of Noelle, they put on a rousing performance at halftime of the game.
They also gave me a little bit of news. There should be an official announcement coming up soon but Bandettes tryouts are expected to be held on October 22nd and 23rd so anyone interested in trying out should circle those dates on their calendars now. Also, it's official that Lauren S won't be returning to the squad, leaving Kirsten as the only Bandette still on the squad since the 2009 season.
Stay tuned as more info on Bandettes tryouts and the NLL schedule are both expected to become available in the next few weeks!