Following its match against Jacksonville Friday, the Knights will have a long break before their next contest - the team will play at Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. The break will sure come in handy for the Knights, who will need to plan for a formidable opponent.
The Eagles went 12-6-2 last year and posted an impressive 2-1 win in September of 2011 over the then-No. 8 Knights in Orlando. The teams met again in the first round of the NCAA Championship and the host Knights won 1-0 in double overtime.
Florida Gulf Coast is 3-3 this season, but has faced a challenging schedule. The Eagles began the campaign with a contest at No. 2 Akron, and then played at No. 16 Georgetown. The team owns a 3-0 neutral-site win over South Carolina, and has also defeated Iona and Bucknell.
TopDrawerSoccer.com lists Florida Gulf Coast at No. 38 in its Tournament 48 Rankings.