NLL: Swarm stall Bandits’ playoff plans

March 12, 2019

Maybe the Buffalo Bandits will stick to one game a weekend from now on. After squeaking out a 12-11 win in overtime while visiting the Philadelphia Wings on Friday, they returned home and dropped a 14-9 game to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday. The loss halts the Bandits’ winning streak at six games and prevented them from securing the league’s first playoff spot. Dhane Smith said there was no excuse…

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NLL: Bandits come from behind over Roughnecks

February 19, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks would have been happy with a three-quarter game on Saturday night at KeyBank Center, considering they led the game for 45 minutes. But lacrosse has four quarters, and the Buffalo Bandits pushed hard in the fourth to secure a 12-10 comeback victory. It was one Buffalo really had to work for as they found themselves working behind early in the first quarter. Calgary scored back-to-back goals to…

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NLL: Bandits get important win for Tucker

February 4, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits continued their early-season success picking up their sixth win of the year against the Colorado Mammoth 15-12 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The Bandits took an early lead and never looked back. Dhane Smith, coming off his 11-point performance against the New England Black Wolves, helped get the team going, assisting on the first two goals of the game by Shawn Evans. Jordan Durston and Chase…

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NLL: Bandits take down Wings again

January 22, 2019

A four-goal run late in the fourth quarter helped the Buffalo Bandits edge the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday night at KeyBank Center 14-10. The win ends a 3-1 four-game home stand for the Bandits, who’ll play back-to-back road games next weekend. Their overall record improves to 4-1, tying them for first place in the East division with the Toronto Rock. Head coach John Tavares told bandits.com that the win shows…

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NLL: Big night for Vinc against Knighthawks

January 8, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits took the lead in the beginning and never looked back for a wire-to-wire 13-4 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday at KeyBank Center. The win was Buffalo’s third on the season and second consecutive. Defense was key in the win, allowing the fewest goals in a game in franchise history. It was also a big night for the Bandits’ goaltender and off-season acquisition Matt Vinc. He…

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NLL Preview: Buffalo Bandits

December 15, 2018

Teams in the National Lacrosse League have spent the offseason getting ready for the upcoming season, and come Saturday, December 15th, fans will get chance to see how much that hard work pays off. No team has had to work harder than the Buffalo Bandits. Coming off a disappointing 8-10 record last season, the Bandits needed to improve their roster. For them, it meant getting faster and stronger in between…

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Hofstra wins opener 11-9

February 23, 2017

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team got their 2017 season off to a good start with a 11-9 victory over the Monmouth Hawks. Head coach Seth Tierney commented on the season-opening victory. “We’re really excited anytime we get a chance to win a division one lacrosse game, there’s gotta be some effort,” Tierney said. “There’s no game you go into saying ‘this is gonna be an easy victory’. After what…

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Hofstra Pride Season Preview

February 16, 2017

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team is ready to make a statement as the new NCAA DI season begins. 2016 in Review Last season can only be described as a roller coaster ride for the Pride. Attacker Sam Llinares was in his final year looking to bring the Pride back to the CAA tournament after missing it the previous season. The 2016 season started with a surprising upset over the…

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Lizards Top Rattlers to Control Playoff Destiny

July 25, 2016

The New York Lizards knew they had to turn their luck around with a win following a three-game losing streak. The win may have came closer then they would’ve liked, but the Lizards swept the season series against the Rochester Rattlers 16-15 in overtime. New York saw several key players help contribute to the winning effort. Dave Lawson and JoJo Marasco each scored two goals, but what was key to…

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Launch Shock Lizards Out of All Star Break

July 16, 2016

It’s deja vu for the New York Lizards. For the second year in a row, the Florida Launch pulled an upset win over the New York Lizards following the All-Star Break, 20-19. The Florida Launch jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter. Kieran McArdle and Steven Brooks led the Launch in offense, each scoring two of the Launch’s seven goals. One of Florida’s goals was a two-point…

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