When you think about great sports rivalries, many jump to the Celtics and Lakers. The Red Sox and Yankees. Real Madrid and Barcelona. Until recently, the Patriots vs. everyone else.
Specific teams with long histories of tense games, or teams simply geographically close to one another.
New England features a triumvirate of Division 1 lacrosse programs that battle for the title of best in their state every spring. No, it’s not Harvard, Boston University and UMass.
It’s three teams from Rhode Island. The people who love coffee milk and have “Hope” on their license plates.