At the end the score of 15-6 was not so bad. It merely meant the end of Hopkins' hopes for a championship. It meant another national title for Navy; Army has already lost twice, so the outcome will not be affected by the forthcoming Army-Navy game.
What mattered most was the change in the Hopkins attitude toward lacrosse. One of the features of Homecoming was the dedication of the new Newton H. White Athletic Center, a magnificent $2.5 million structure. It caters to all the required lacrosse traditions—the Hall of Fame room, the old-fashioned stick carried by Father Bill Schmeisser in 1900—but it also has a superb swimming pool, so that Hopkins will now have one of the essentials for a swimming team. It also has a new gymnasium for the basketball team, and about every other sports facility that anyone would want. It points up the hard lesson that Johns Hopkins has learned: her athletes may have to master all modern sports in order to keep lacrosse alive.