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Bandits get clobbered

ST. PAUL, Minn — Just when the Buffalo Bandits think they’ve hit bottom, they sink a little lower.

The Bandits’ nightmare of a second half of the season turned more scary on Saturday night, as they were thumped by the Minnesota Swarm, 21-7. The 14-goal loss was the most one-sided in Buffalo’s history. It was the Bandits’ sixth straight loss, tying a franchise record. Buffalo fell to 5-9 on the season, meaning it will have a losing record for the second straight season – the first time that has happened in team history.

The Bandits were even after one quarter at 3-3, and then the proverbial roof caved in. They gave up 11 straight goals at one point to turn an 8-5 deficit to a 19-5 lead for the Swarm.

Minnesota’s 21 goals are the most given up by the Bandits this season, and set a team record for the Swarm.

Callum Crawford had two goals and eight assists for 10 points to lead Minnesota. Shayne Jackson and Jordan MacIntosh added eight points each.

Buffalo was led by two goals each from Shawn Williams and John Tavares.

The Bandits finish their road trip on the West Coast next Saturday when the play the Washington Stealth.