Ifeoma Onumonu saved Gotham from defeat in the 85th minute. (Photo courtesy of Gotham FC)

HARRISON, N.J. – Ifeoma Onumonu scored a late goal to lift NJ/NY Gotham FC to a 1-1 draw with the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL Challenge Cup at Red Bull Arena on Sunday.

Onumonu headed in a corner kick in the 85th minute.

For the second match in a row, Debinha opened the scoring for North Carolina, this time getting things started on a set piece. In the 24th minute, Gotham’s Paige Monaghan was booked for a foul just outside the 18. One minute later, Debinha stepped up to take the free kick and converted with an easy right-footed shot past Michelle Betos’ hands and into the bottom left corner.