Originally Posted by SwankPeRFection
I have no problem with sounding like a jerk. The truth hurts.
Also, as for the bolded part. Your "out of towner" BENEFITED from the default. She now gets to go to finals when in fact, had the match been played, she wouldn't have been in the lineup and wouldn't be going to state. If you're going to be a member of a team, be a member and commit to the schedule. If you can't, then you can't, but don't expect a captain to cheat the system by bending the rules and their own ethical moral ground... something that you did.
I could care less if this was a big issue or not, that's not the point. The point is, if this minor bending of rules is OK now, what else will be OK later. That's the big picture here.
Sometimes you catch a break, sometimes you don't. Take em when they happen. I don't see this as cheating. Grey area, sure. Cheating, no.