Waco, Tex. (Apr. 18, 2018) --- The Delaware State University equestrian flat team has achieved another first for the program.

The Hornets posted a dramatic win over South Dakota State in the opening round of the 2018 National Collegiate Equestrian Association Flat championships. DSU needed a win by Emily Nelson (sr.; Glenville, Pa.), who needed to score at least 161 points, to tie the contest. She tallied 165 points to give the Hornets the win by the raw scoring total (599-554).

It was the first national post-season win in the history of the Delaware State equestrian program.

NCEA All-America Second Team selection Hayley Anderson (sr.; New Boston, N.H.) also earned a point for the Hornets in the Flat championship with a score of 156, second to Nelson among all competitors.

Anderson also collected a point for Delaware State in the Hornets’ NCEA Fences championship loss to SMU.

It’s off to Friday’s semi-finals for the Hornets in the Flat championship. DSU will face Oklahoma State, with the winner advancing to the championship match.

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