UW's Justin Schmidt lends a hand to UCLA's Abu Danladi during game
Sportsmanship at its finest was on display at Drake Stadium on Thursday night as No. 14 UCLA hosted No. 1 Washington in one of the biggest Pac-12 men's soccer matches of the year.
In the 57th minute of Thursday's game with UCLA leading 2-1, Bruins forward Abu Danladi went down with what appeared to be a leg cramp. Rather than wait for the trainers to come onto the field, though, Washington redshirt sophomore Justin Schmidt decided to jump in and help.
What happened next transcends why college sports are great. Schmidt quickly helped his opponent stretch out his cramping right leg, then got him onto his feet. Danladi, a freshman from Takoradi, Ghana, jumped right back into the action.
UCLA ultimately upset #1 Washington 2-1, but for that one moment, jersey colors didn't matter.
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