The energy level was at an all time high as fans filled Allen Saxe Field to watch the debut of the 2016 Lady Mavericks. UT Arlington athletics greeted fans with Maverick touch screen gloves, games and goodies to show their Maverick spirit. UT Arlington took the first game of the UTA invitational with a 5-4 win in extra innings over Texas Southern. The tournament is the first of 3 the Mavs will host this year. The Mavs were off to a 4-0 lead to start the game. Texas Southern then battled back to tie the game in the sixth. The Mavericks came out victorious with the crucial hit in the 9th inning from 2nd basemen Sandra Mendoza who earned them a walk off to win the game.