Bandits advance in postseason

TORONTO (WIVB) -The Buffalo Bandits dropped eight straight to end the regular season. On Saturday night, they started fresh in the postseason. They beat the Toronto Rock 15-13 in Toronto, who won four straight to end their regular season. Ryan Benesch scored seven goals enroute to the NLL East semifinal win. Kasey Beirnes led the Rock with four goals.

Buffalo led 4-2 after the first quarter but the Rock tied it at eight in the third quarter. They ended the third knotted at 10. The Bandits captain John Tavares scored to regain the lead and the Bandits held on for the win.

Buffalo will host the Rochester Knighthawks in the NLL East final Saturday May 10th at the First Niagara Center. Game 2 of the East final will be in Rochester on May 17th. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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