The Nigeria international found back of the net to help her team claw back into the game as Pittsburgh Panthers played out a 1-1 draw with Notre Dame.
Deborah Abiodun continues to shine in the United States of America (USA) as her powerful header secured a draw for Pittsburgh Panthers.
In the first half, both the Panthers and the Fighting Irish couldn’t find the back of the net.
As the second half began, the Panthers persisted in creating scoring chances.
However, it was No. 10 Notre Dame, led by Kristina Lynch, who managed to break the deadlock and put their name on the scoreboard.
Despite this setback, the Panthers remained determined and fought on.
The 19-year-old Nigerian skillfully shrugged off a challenge from a Notre Dame defender and headed home brilliantly to level scores at the Ambrose Urbanic Field.
82' | THE EQUALIZER ⚡️
Deborah Abiodun secures the goal for Pitt off of @keeramelenhorst corner kick!
Pitt – 1, ND – 1
— Pitt Women's Soccer (@Pitt_WSOC) September 24, 2023
The Super Falcons rising star secured the goal for Pittsburgh off a corner kick from Keera Melenhorst 82 minutes on the clock.
Thanks to Deborah Abiodun, the game finished Notre Dame 1-1 Pittsburgh Panthers after the final whistle.
The Nigerian midfielder is in excellent form in the American women’s college soccer league, scoring her fourth goal for her beloved team.
Deborah scored her first goal for the Pittsburgh Panthers in a significant victory over the Bucknell Bison on August 27th.
Her goal contributed to the Pittsburgh Panthers’ dominant 5-0 win against the Bucknell Bison at Ambrose Urbanic Field, maintaining their undefeated streak this season.
Deborah Abiodun went on to score two more goals as the Pittsburgh Panthers secured a comfortable 6-1 victory over the Duquesne Dukes earlier this month, before ending the month with another outstanding goal.
Deborah and her teammates will now have to focus on making a comeback and secure a win in their next fixture.
They’ll have a chance to do so when they face Boston College at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Saturday.