So this has got to be a first: Game is about 3/4 thru, it's like 9-6, other team. We pull to the other team. They pick up and start throwing. About 3 throws in, this guy catches the disc, and he's wide open. I'm thinking to myself: "My team isn't a bad team, why is it that this guy has no check on him?" He proceeds to throw up the line to another person. Then he runs up the line, and the other person throws to him. Now, he's at the brick line. He drops it (throw was turfed). As we all stand there about to transition, about 2 of my players go: HEY! You've got an eighth person on the field!!
Now, my question is: What do you do in a situation like this? We came up with a few arguments.
1. My team contested saying that the disc should be taken back to where the disc first came into contact to this illegal player, and it should be a turn over there (my team's disc).
2. Other team said that it should either be taken back to where the disc first came into contact with the illegal player, and it should be their disc.
3. Other team also said it should be taken down where it was turned over, and it should be our disc.
We argued strongly for point 1 because 1) when the disc comes into contact with an illegal player, it should be considered as if it's going OB (hitting a player on the sideline, for example) and therefore a turnover. 2) It is not the job of the pulling team to be counting the players on the other line. 3) We believed that the other team could count to 7 and not attempt to put 8 players on.
We ended up not bothering to argue ad decided on point 3 instead in order to keep the game underway.
So, my question is: What should we have done?